Infant deaths: Judge inspects facilities at Ajmer hospital

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ajmer
  • Updated: May 20, 2016 22:39 IST
Five children died on May 15 in the JLN hospital’s neonatal ward. (HT Photo)

An additional district judge on Friday met doctors of Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) hospital and inquired about the arrangements made after nine infant deaths in neonatal ward.

Ajay Godara, an additional district judge, arrived here on Thursday after the high court took suo motu cognizance of the infant deaths to order an independent probe.

Five children died on May 15 in the hospital’s neonatal ward. Later, three more deaths were reported on May 16 and one on May 17.

Godara maintained a distance from the media all along his visit to the hospital.

The judge remained about three hours and inspected ground facilities at neonatal ward and outdoor patient departments, JLN hospital superintendent PC Verma said.

The judge noted down the names and addresses of parents whose infants died and took copies of the papers pertaining to their treatment, he added.

A control room has come up in the Ajmer collectorate office to monitor functioning of government hospitals and dispensaries in the district.

Additional district magistrate Kishore Kumar is keeping an eye on complaints registered at the control room. “Complaints about doctors not reaching in time to attend patients have come down to near zero,” he said.

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